Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments

Strategic investment (312)

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Schoolhouse in the Red: A Guidebook for Cutting Our Losses: Powerful Recommendations for Improving America's School Facilities

Provides provincial data on the country's publicly funded school condition, fiscal condition, maintenance, and energy usage. Reveals that education ministries and school systems have engaged in an aggressive building program in the past two decades at a rate approximately nine percent higher than that in the States. Despite this effort, most of the country's school buildings have exceeded their life expectancy, and too often new construction has been done at the expense of needed maintenance. Appendices present research procedures and respondent data, and comparable data regarding U.S. school facilities.
Categories: Condition assessment
Country: Canada
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School Site Selection Guide

Establishes a two-step process (conducting snapshot analysis and preliminary site analysis) for determining the suitability of potential sites for school facilities to assist school districts in the selection and preliminary evaluation of potential school sites.
Categories: Strategic planning
Country: Canada
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Sttandard Core Elementary Schools - 300 Capacity Design Development Short Report

Presents core school of 8 modular classrooms with the possibility of adding future modular. The conceptual design of the Standard Elementary Core School has been identified as creating a core portion of a school of 1718m2, with the area of eight addition modular classrooms at 800m2 giving a total building area of 2518m2.
Categories: Design guidelines, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Canada
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Proposed New K-6 (450 students) Core School Design Development Short Report

Elaborates concept design, LEED standards, structural, mechanical and electrical elements for the development of the 450 core elementary school in Alberta, Canada. Standard interior design templates and a project identification document are provided.
Categories: Briefing, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Canada
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Standard Core Elementary Schools - 600 Capacity Design Development Short Report

Presents the overall planning goals, concept design, LEED standards, structural, mechanical and electrical elements, standard design templates and a project identification document are provided for the Standardised Elementary Core (600 Capacity) School design.
Categories: Briefing, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Canada
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Proposed New K-9 (600 students+D8) Core School Design Development Short Report

Elaborates concept design, LEED standards, structural, mechanical and electrical elements, and provides standard design templates and a project identification document for 600 capacity (K-9) elementary/junior high core school.
Categories: Briefing, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Canada
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Proposed New K-9 (900 students) Core School Design Development Short Report

Provides concept options, LEED standards, structural, mechanical and electrical elements, standard design templates and a project identification document for 900 capacity K-9 elementary/junior high core school.
Categories: Briefing, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Canada
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Trends in the Age of Education Infrastructure in Canada

Provides statistical and financial insights into Canada's educational infrastructures over the last decades. Discusses population and enrolment trends, new constructions, age differences exist amongst provinces and different levels of education.
Categories: Investment guidelines and policy
Country: Canada
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600 Student (5-9) Core Middle School Design Development Short Report

Elaborates building concepts, LEED standards, structural, mechanical and electrical elements, and provides standard design templates and a project identification document for the Grade 5-9 (600 student) Core Middle School.
Categories: Briefing, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Canada
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900 Student (5-9) Core Middle School Design Development Short Report

Elaborates building concepts, LEED standards, structural, mechanical and electrical elements, standard design templates and a project identification document for sustainable and environmentally conscience system design of Grade 5-9 (900 student) Core Middle School.
Categories: Briefing, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Canada